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Help-seeking for mental health concerns by emergency service first responders

Understanding the process of help seeking amongst first responders who face mental health concerns.

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Despite increasing attention towards the mental health of first responders, further research was needed to better understand the process of help seeking amongst first responders who face mental health concerns. This qualitative, participatory action research (PAR) study was undertaken in 2017 and 2018 to: 1) better understand the barriers and enablers for help-seeking related to mental health concerns for emergency services first responders, and; 2) design and trial strategies in response to the identified barriers and enablers.

  • Team/Investigators

    Dr Amy Baker (University of South Australia), Associate Professor Mandy Stanley (University of South Australia), Professor Nicholas Procter (University of South Australia), Dr Monika Ferguson (University of South Australia)

  • Funding Body

    MESHA (formerly The Road Home)

  • Year Commenced

    July 2017

  • Expected Completion Date

    November 2018

  • Contribution

    Funder and Recruitment Support

  • MeSH Terms

    help-seeking; mental health; services; health care

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